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THE NOSE


The nose is a delicate arrow. On a woman’s nose the nostrils angle at a slight V. When beginning to draw, it is best to ignore the bridge of the nose, which is from the edge of the nose running from between the eyebrows to the tip. We always have a tendency to draw it with too hard a line,…

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DRAWING A SHIRT OR BLOUSE


Blouses and shirts are usually made of woven fabrics that do not stretch and drape away from the body. It is important to show this fullness when drawing them. (A DO NOT DO is to draw the garment as though it appears to be tattooed on the skin.)   1) Draw the upper part of the body in three-quarter view.…

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SHINY FABRICS


Shiny fabrics, as part of their own definition, show values at the high end of the scale-the highlights are bright white, shown in a drawing by leaving the white of the paper unmarked (and occasionally enhanced with the use of white-out or similar). For dramatic effect, the bright highlights are often juxtaposed with the darkest shadows, so the contrast of…

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DRAWING THE FRONT VIEW OF THE FACE


1.) Draw the oval shape of the face and draw in the vertical axis line, dividing the face into two equal parts. Add another line cutting the face exactly in half horizontally, so the face is divided into four parts. The horizontal line marks the eye level. The eyes should never be placed above this line as the face will…

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HOW TO DRAW EYES IN 5 QUICK EASY STEPS


The eyes are the most important feature on the face. They express much of the emotion, so they must be drawn very carefully. Slanting the eye down makes the face appear sad, drawing a straight eye makes it look bored, drawing the eye up at the outer edge makes it look happy, and drawing the eye round and wide makes…

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HOW TO DRAW LAYERED GARMENTS


One of the most difficult things in fashion is to draw garments that are layered. How do we show that each garment is layered on top of one another, but still seems to rest on the figure? You must start with the garment that is closest to the body.  First, identify where it is tight and where it is loose –…

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DRAWING PANTS


  Step 1) Draw in the waistband as two parallel lines. Think of it as two ellipses usually sloping up or down.   Step 2)  Draw the silhouette of the hips and pelvis area. Lightly draw in seam and princess lines.   Step 3) Draw in the inside edge of the support leg from the crotch to the ankle. This…

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LEARN HOW TO DRAW


  Fashion is an inspiring and multi-faceted arena for creativity today. There is an enormous variety and inspiration. Choose your favorite designer from a fashion site or fashion magazine.  You can trace their drawing and reduce the silhouette by a quarter inch.  Slimming down the head and elongating the legs helps to create a croquis.  To create a three dimensional…

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SHADING OF GEOMETRIC FORMS


Many of the three-dimensional forms of both the human figure and the clothes it wears (which mostly take the shape of the different parts of the figure) are similar to simple geometric forms, such as spheres, cubes, or cylinders. To understand the principles of shading, it is helpful to examine how these forms are shaded when drawn on paper to…

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DRAWING STEP BY STEP


    Step 1) Draw the outline of the garment and make sure that each garment appears to be layered and bends to the body underneath. Otherwise the clothes will not appear to fit on the figure. Try not to overdo the garment with too many folds, as that will make it look unnatural and bulky. Next, add a base color…

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HOW TO DRAW LIPS AT A THREE QUARTER VIEW


DRAWING A SIDE VIEW OF THE MOUTH STEP 1) Draw a triangle. STEP 2) Cut the triangle in half by drawing a line through the middle. STEP 3) Round the tips like ice cream cones. Note the lower lip is usually slightly recessed behind the upper lip. STEP 4) Add shading. The line in the middle where the lips meet…

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HOW TO DRAW PRINTS


Prints are designs that are printed onto a range of fabrics, including cotton, silk, wool, and many others.  Prints can be applied in many ways, as uniform repeating patterns or randomly, in the body of the garment or along the border. HOW TO DRAW PRINT DEMO:   The sequence of drawings below shows how to draw a checkered top in a…

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